FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01.24.22
Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals Makes Donation to Lowndes County Animal Shelter
Lowndes County, Georgia: Burton Fletcher, J.D., the president, and founder of the Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc., a non-profit corporation, said, “I reached out to the Lowndes County Animal Shelter last Fall, inquiring about the needs of the Shelter. We received a wish list, and we decided to help.”
Appearing at the Lowndes County Animal Shelter to make the donations were Burton Fletcher, representing the Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, with volunteers Sara Loomis, Nancy, and Daniel Griffin.
“Initially, we gave ten Kuranda beds, and ten repair kits for Kuranda beds for an additional ten beds late last year. In addition to Kuranda beds, we gave treats for the dogs. We were able to persuade a for-profit organization to follow our lead and they also gave a thousand-dollar donation consisting of Kuranda beds and supplies. We believe partnerships between government, non-profits and proprietary organizations are important for our community.”
“We are incredibly grateful to the Burton Fletcher Foundation and its volunteers for their supportive donations to the Lowndes County Animal Shelter,” said Scottie Orenstein, Commissioner, Lowndes County Board of Commissioner. “We are thankful for local community groups who continue to give back to our animals and the shelter.”
As an advocate for Animal Welfare, the Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals supports the Lowndes County Animal Shelter by providing elevated, chew-resistant beds and repair kits, supplied by Kuranda, for the dogs who are contained in an environment that is new and stressful for them.
Burton Fletcher specified, “Everyone can appreciate the benefits of a good night’s sleep, and dogs are no different. Dogs that are relaxed and happy are more adoptable. Kuranda beds are comfortable bedding in a stressful atmosphere. These beds are chew-resistant and elevated providing a restful sleep for the dogs, making them more adoptable.”
Fletcher stated. “This year, we are again giving treats, including ten Kong, ten Benebone, and ten Satino dog chew toys, twenty large jars of peanut butter, dog food, Maro snacks, milk bones, bags of cat treats, Pine-Sol, paper towels, spray bottles, cleaning cloths, air freshener, bleach cleaner, and more to lead by example in the community. Our donations to the Lowndes County Animal Shelter totals close to $2,500 in much-needed bedding and supplies.” Fletcher said, “We are a little charity, doing big things, with great heart!”
“The Lowndes County Animal Shelter is very thankful for the generous donation from the Burton Fletcher Foundation,” said Meghan Barwick, Lowndes County Public Information Officer. “These types of donations ensure pets have a more comfortable stay while waiting for citizens to reclaim or adopt them.”
Currently, the Burton Fletcher Foundation has a contest to recognize Animal Welfare Heroes in South Georgia with $2,500 in prizes that go directly to Animal Welfare organizations. Details can be found on the website at www.BurtonFletcherFoundation.org.”
Burton Fletcher, in addition to his leadership as founder of the Burton Fletcher Foundation, is an emeritus attorney, and retired full professor of business administration. He emphasized, “There is a great need for fosters, adopters, volunteers, donors, and sponsors in the Animal Welfare community, and it is just good business for corporations to align themselves with a Foundation such as ours, which is dedicated to Animal Welfare.”
The Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-deductible corporation dedicated to rescuing injured, abused, abandoned, and feral animals in South Georgia. The foundation support organizations, charities, and residents in need, who treat animals with dignity and respect, and provide affection, care, and a safe refuge to animals during their journey to forever homes.